Month in Review: August 2018

August went by incredibly fast for me. As I mentioned in my last monthly review, I started a new job. Thus I spent the first few weeks of August trying to remember all the new names as quickly as I could. Luckily, I really enjoy my new job, so changing jobs has been a great highlight of the month.

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My top 5 favourite self-help books

A few years ago, I was a massive self-help junkie. What started with a crush on a guy that was into meditation and yoga, became a full-fledged love affair not with said guy, but with all things self-development and spirituality. Meditation, yoga and positive affirmations were part of my daily routine. Devouring books on success secrets became my favourite pastime. In these books, I was trying to find an answer. I was searching for that one little nugget of wisdom that would change my life for good. As the years went by, some practices and wisdom stuck, and life became a little better for it. The magic potion for instant success never came though (anyone surprised?!). So, my interest in reading self-help books waned. Over the years I decluttered my living space and many self-help books were exiled to my local charity shop. Yet five books survived the selection process and still grace my shelves to this day. These are books that continue to inspire me and are worth rereading over and over again. If you only ever read five books from the self-help department, these are the ones I suggest.

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Frankfurt: the ultimate travel guide

Frankfurt is a city I am intimately familiar with and return to on a regular basis. Growing up, I would travel to the city several times a year to visit my grandparents. They lived there their entire married lives. Whenever I go back now, I feel like coming home to a city that holds so many beautiful memories. Although Frankfurt is not known as a tourist hotspot, its popularity has risen over the last few years. And when you know where to go, Frankfurt is truly a wonderful destination for all things shopping, eating, and sightseeing. Over the years, I have discovered all the wonderful places the city has to offer. In this post, I share my insights and tips to making your trip to Frankfurt one for the records.

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